Like a Failure


Some days that’s just how I feel. This is one of them. People keep saying the economy’s getting better, but to someone out of work for some months, this really doesn’t ring true.  I don’t ever remember it being this hard, and all I keep hearing is the bad stuff.  He lost his job…they lost their business…the only work she can find is for minimum wage at a job that’s physically hard on the back, not to mention the ego – or what’s left of it…he’s on unemployment again…they’re losing their house…too old…too young…not experienced enough…too experienced…not a good fit.  If this is what I’m hearing, how is the economy not in the toilet?  Is the upbeat talk about unemployment numbers really just a political ploy to brainwash us…again…

Gary Busey once said failing was:  Finding An Important Lesson In Needed Growth

I’ve always found this to be true, but presently I feel like I’ve learned all the lessons I need to know.  I’m good with lessons for now. What I need is an income…a place to go…work to do. That’s what we all need, isn’t it? And we need it now before the American dream becomes a long-forgotten fantasy. 

I’ve kept “The Value of Failure” in my paperwork for awhile and review it from time to time for a positive perspective.  Hope it helps you today if you are someone like me, struggling to make sense out of how I ended up here from there.


Failure is a normal and natural part of achievement.

When the failures come, learn from them and then move quickly along.

Failure is not the worst thing that can happen.

The worst thing that can happen is to let the fear of failure prevent you from ever doing anything.

 If your top priority is to avoid all failure, then you will surely fail.

For only by accepting and living with the possibility of failure can you succeed and achieve.

Failure is not the end of the world.

It is merely another step on the pathway to fulfillment, wisdom and achievement.

 Though you would never intentionally set out to fail.

When failure does come, the best thing to do is to gracefully accept what has happened.

That will enable you to gain the most positive value from it.

Then you can move right along to the next step,

and soon you’ll be a long way past the failure,

filled with more wisdom and experience.

Let failure be, and achievement will surely come.

 — Ralph Marston

About susezit

~ Expressing random thoughts and issues is my thing. ~ I’m complicated. ~ I understand quirky. ~ I'm a work in progress. ~ I've discovered I'm pretty strong. ~ I'm trying to become the me I've always wanted to be. (Essays are original works of the author. All rights reserved.)

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